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 - Uphill ICD-10
New survey shows ICD-10 readiness growing, albeit more slowly among smaller provider orgs
Nov 26, 2014 - Smaller healthcare providers are struggling to catch up with their larger counterparts, but across the board more organizations are embracing the 10th revision of the International Statistical Classification of Diseases and Related Health Problems (ICD-10) for medical coding compared...
 - JAMA image ordering Study
When ordering images, nurse practitioners, PAs far more trigger-happy than docs: study
Nov 26, 2014 - Non-physician clinicians who have the authority to order imaging exams are much more likely to do just that than doctors presented with similar patient cases. 
 - Fine Print
Important provisions of the Protecting Access to Medicare Act of 2014 that warrant radiologists’ attention
Sponsored by: Zotec
Nov 26, 2014 - The flawed Sustainable Growth Rate (SGR) formula is a dark cloud of uncertainty that annually hangs over healthcare practitioners, threatening to trigger the government-mandated double digit cut in reimbursement rates for Medicare beneficiaries. When the temporary SGR patch was...
 - Gonzales Healthcare Systems
Gonzales Healthcare Systems modernizes patient care using improved connectivity and integrated communications from McKesson’s Imaging Solutions
Sponsored by: McKesson
Nov 26, 2014 - Gonzales Healthcare Systems in Gonzales, Texas plays a vital role in the delivery of healthcare services to the surrounding communities and like larger, complex facilities, must strive to keep costs down while offering state-of-the-art medical technology. A 34-bed acute care hospital...
 - Brian Baker
Outcomes based incomes: Macro-trends and the move to imaging value
Sponsored by: vRad
Nov 26, 2014 - Over the past 20 years, the radiology specialty has adapted well to increasing volumes, while maintaining a high caliber of service.  However, certain macro-trends are bringing change: the move to fee-for-value vs. fee-for-volume means radiologists must navigate a new and radically...
 - Cheryl Proval
Farm-to-table radiology
Nov 26, 2014 - Reading the morning newspapers (yes, the kind that leave black ink on the hands), I was struck by the current parallels between the medical imaging industry and agriculture.  In his Ahead of the Tape column in the Wall Street Journal, Spencer Jakab writes about the struggles...
 - partnership
CHIME Announces Partnership with KLAS Enterprises
Nov 26, 2014 - The College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHIME) recently announced a partnership with KLAS Enterprises, a research firm, to accelerate and enhance industry performance and support all stakeholders in healthcare transformation.
 - Elisa Condon
Blue Mountain Health System achieves paperless workflow with RIS investment
Sponsored by: FUJIFILM Medical Systems U.S.A., Inc.
Nov 26, 2014 - Blue Mountain Health System may not have been early to the digital revolution when it implemented its first RIS/PACS in 2010, but it has moved further than many larger health systems in the intervening four years. Since implementation, the two-hospital community health system has...
 - NJ Radiology Groups Launch Partnership
Allying and Aligning through Analytics: NJ Radiology Groups Launch Partnership
Sponsored by: IRP
Nov 26, 2014 - Radiology practices have long sought a solution to the consolidation occurring in their marketplaces, as well as the commoditization happening in their midst. The fundamental problem is delivering ever-higher levels of service and quality with diminished resources.